Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
PHLCORP is a Philadelphia-based holding company formed out of the remains of Baldwin United Corporation, a bankrupt insurance company. Companies owned by or merged into the Baldwin United Corporation include: Baldwin Piano and Organ Company, College Park Corporation, Family Leisure Centers, Inc., Ellington Piano Company, Gresch Musical Instruments Company, Offshore Marine Corporation, and the Sperry and Hutchinson Co. These companies were primarily U.S. based, and operated in the areas of transportation, insurance, musical instrument manufacturing, and trading stamps.
Documents and corporate records of the predecessors of PHLCORP (namely Baldwin Piano Company and United Corporation), of their various transformations, and of companies owned and merged. Materials include: minute books of shareholder and board meetings; stock certificates; articles of incorporation and by-laws; financial volumes, such as accounts payable and check registers; appraisals of manufacturing facilities; legal documents such as trust agreements and leases; a scrapbook for the Baldwin Piano Company, including notices of meetings, advertisements, memoranda, and board resolutions.
An inventory is available in the repository.
- Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center
- Finding Aid Date
- This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.